front-runner : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a competitor thought likely to win

  • In a wide-ranging conversation, the Iowa front-runner addresses his foreign policy miscues, his style of leadership and his bristling reaction to Mitt Romney's attacks.
  • As head of Thailand's oldest political party, the Democrats, Abhisit has emerged as an early front-runner in elections slated for December.
  • Mitt Romney, the front-runner in Iowa and New Hampshire, was a liberal when he ran for the Senate from Massachusetts and a moderate when he ran for Governor.
News & Articles

  • Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances get a Midwest boost
    Sen. Claire McCaskill publicly backed a super PAC called “Ready for Hillary” that wants to land the Democratic presidential nomination for the former senator from New York. Another former senator — Elizabeth Dole, wife of Bob — called Hillary Clinton the “front-runner” on CBS.
    June 22, 2013 - The Kansas City Star
  • Christine Quinn Really Doesn’t Want to Talk About Anthony Weiner
    City Council Speaker and mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn doesn’t want to discuss the controversy surrounding her opponent Anthony Weiner’s reaction to a homophobic slur–no matter how many times she’s asked. “No comment,” said Ms. Quinn’s campaign spokesman when asked for Ms. Quinn’s response to a statement sent by two of her supporters–Assemblywoman Deborah Glick and State Senator Brad ...
    June 21, 2013 - The New York Observer
  • Sources: Ackerman in talks to lead Big East
    Former WNBA president Val Ackerman has emerged as the front-runner for the new Big East commissioner's job, multiple league and industry sources told
    June 20, 2013 - ESPN

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